Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

Mallek Mohamed
January 3, 2010, 4:43 am
Filed under: Algeria

Rohi Ya Hafida

Every now and then, I stumble upon a record that’s a complete mystery. Anyone out there ever heard Arabic Zouk before? I know I sure have not.

The single was released on a French label called Antilles Musique Diffusion. The liner notes – which according to the Google translator read “Mr. Mallek young composer, still unknown to you, has 45 cm in this attractive entry you” – were written by Tinou Lavital. But Lavital was a well known manager, musician and producer from Guadeloupe… I am assuming that Mallek and Lavital must have crossed paths in France, since Algeria had been and Guadeloupe still is part of the French colonial empire. But beyond that, I got nothing.

If you have any further information on the band, please contact me or leave a comment.

Note: The song title Rohi Ya Hafida is listed as Rouhi Rouhi Ya Hafida on the label of the actual record.

Thanks to Anis Bousbia for helping me at least figure out where Mallek Mohamed was from…

Catalog number AMD 008 on Antilles Musique Diffusion of France. No other information available.


1 Comment

I am the son off Mallek Mohamed, if u want more infotrmation, U can contact me by my e-mail :
or in his mailbox : you for your article.
Best regard.

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